More Saw is on the way. While 2010’s movie title might have been Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, movie franchises are never truly dead if the studio believes they can make more money from them. There was talk that another Saw movie was on the way and now an official shooting schedule has been released for Saw: Legacy. Continue reading for more details.
According to the Vancouver film industry union website IATSE873 (via Screen Rant), the Saw: Legacy shooting schedule will run from September 12 through October 21. One month seems short, but is fairly normal for a lower budget horror film and the Saw movies, despite the popularity of the series, falls into that category. The only other information known about the next installment is that Lionsgate hired Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (Piranha 3D) to write the screenplay and that original director James Wann (Saw, Insidious) will return to produce.
Where could the franchise go from here? To date all the films have been tied to Tobin Bell’s John “Jigsaw” Kramer character. Even though he died in the third movie, a complicated set of plans concocted by him spanned all of the films. It would seem like a stretch if there were additional plans outlined by him that could be carried out this long after his death. So who will be the one to arrange these “games?” Jigsaw’s protegé Mark Hoffman took over in the last few movies but he was essentially left for dead at the conclusion of Saw 3D. That certainly doesn’t rule him out, but it would make sense to move on from him. Could Dr. Lawrence Gordon take over as the next Jigsaw? Will there be a new individual who has some type of connection to Jigsaw? Will it be a copycat following in the footsteps of the famous not quite serial killer (since he points out that he never actually killed anyone, just put them in positions where they kill themselves)?
Are you interested in seeing more Saw movies? Let me know your thoughts below. I’ll keep you posted on any new information about this project as soon as it surfaces.